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November 2020 Book Recommendations

November book recommendations

November 2020 Book Recommendations: What to Read & What to Skip

Welcome to my regular round up of mini book reviews for my November 2020 book recommendations! This was a bit of a middle of the road month along with one popular gothic novel that I DID NOT like!

In my list of November 2020 book recommendations, I include everything I’ve read recently no matter what.  I like to share both my five star reads and any misses to help you get a better idea of what you should read or might want to skip.

As always, I love to hear if you agree or disagree with my ratings! Let me know in the comments what you thought of my November 2020 book recommendations.

I’m linking up with Jana Says /Life According to Steph and Modern Mrs Darcy as usual to share what we read this month!

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November 2020 Book Recommendations

Physical Books:

today tonight tomorrowToday, Tonight, Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Two teens who competed against each other their entire high school career end up teaming up in the senior scavenger hunt. Rowan Roth and Neil McNair are known enemies – always fighting for top grades, school elections, and ultimately valedictorian. However, they’re forced to get to know each other when a group of classmates team up to take them down.

This novel was so cute! I loved the banter between Rowan and Neil and how their feelings changed as they got to know more about each others’ lives.  5 Stars | Amazon

 

 

 

 

chloeGet A Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

Chloe Brown reluctantly enlists the help of her building’s supervisor to check items off her “Get A Life” bucket list. As they go on adventures together, she starts to discover there’s more to this man than she first realized.

I loved that this novel brought to light what it’s like to deal with chronic pain. Chloe was such an inspiration and despite her condition affecting literally every aspect of her life she doesn’t let it define her. The dialogue is hilarious and I found myself laughing out loud at the book multiple times! 4 Stars | Amazon

 

 

 

 

cookbook clubThe Cookbook Club by Beth Harbison

After Trista puts out a call for people to join a new cookbook club, Aja and Margo are the only ones who respond. This novel follows the three women as they navigate new jobs, life experiences, and love.

First of all, the descriptions of food in this book are mouth watering. There are a wide variety of cuisines represented and it made me want to head right into my own kitchen. I loved how food is woven seamlessly into the story, both during the Cookbook Club meetings and in each of the women’s personal lives outside of those meetings.

This is a delight to read and quintessential women’s fiction. The focus is on everything these women are dealing with rather than just their love lives, so it was a refreshing break from all the romances I’ve been reading lately! 3.5 Stars | Amazon

 

 

 

 

mexican gothicMexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

This gothic novel is one of the popular books of 2020, but I’ll admit I kind of hated it?? The book focuses on a young women who is sent to investigate her cousin’s mysterious letters. When she arrives at the isolated mansion where her cousin lives with her husband’s family, she immediately senses something isn’t right.

This story was SO WEIRD. I guessed what was causing the paranoia fairly early on and was hoping it would come together in some fascinating or intriguing way. However, it just didn’t happen. I know plenty of fellow readers who adored this book so maybe it just wasn’t for me! 2 Stars | Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

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eBooks (reading from Netgalley / Library):

you have a matchYou Have A Match by Emma Lord

I absolutely adored Emma’s debut novel, Tweet Cute, so I was thrilled to get invited to read an early copy of You Have A Match. Abby unexpectedly discovers she has a sister when the results on an online DNA test come back. Instagram star Savannah is the last person she would expect to share genes with, but they make a pact to find out more while they’re at summer camp together. To add to the drama, Abby’s best friend (and hopeless crush), Leo happens to be working there too.

This doesn’t come out until January but you might as well preorder because its another hit! I was impressed with how different it felt from Tweet Cute, but it shone in its own right! 4 Stars | Amazon

 

 

 

if its perfectIf It’s Perfect by Summer Dowell

When Summer reached out to me and asked if I’d like to read an ARC of her rom com about a cake baker I immediately said yes!! Hope is a perfectionist in both her cake business and her love life. So as business ramps up and she meets an amazing man, everything is falling into place. At least until she starts to make mistakes and her dream guy reveals a secret from his past…

I could easily identify with Hope’s need to control everything! Her reactions felt very authentic. It was also refreshing to read about the risks and rewards of being a small business owner. There were a few instances where the writing could have been polished a bit more, but that’s my only gripe. Overall, this is a sweet story that rom com lovers will eat up.

Also – this is currently available for free on Kindle Unlimited (which is also on sale at only $30 for 6 months!!) 3.5 Stars | Amazon

 

 

 

 

If you’d like to track and analyze your reading, check out my Reading Tracker!

 

 

 

Reading Tracker Analysis (Data: Jan – Present)

Since I created my Reading Tracker (available for $5 in my store), I decided to showcase a few of the graphs each month. I’m an accountant, so books + Excel is my dream combo πŸ™‚

With only two months left in the year, I’m keeping a close eye on my 2020 reading goal! I usually read 6-8 books a month so I’m feeling fairly confident, but its still going to be down to the wire!

reading progress

 

 

 

What was the best book you read recently?

 

For more mini book reviews, check out What I Read in October 2020!

 

 

 

 

21 Comments

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    Anthea
    November 10, 2020 at 6:43 am

    I love books about food – If it is perfect and The cookbook club sound SO good πŸ™‚

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      Rachel Kamery
      November 10, 2020 at 9:02 am

      I’m an absolute sucker for books about food too πŸ™‚

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    Tins
    November 10, 2020 at 6:55 am

    We’ve read about the same number of books this year- I’m hoping to somehow hit the same number as last year (108!)

    I loved Mexican Gothic, but I get why people don’t. It’s out there!!

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      Rachel Kamery
      November 10, 2020 at 9:02 am

      That’s a lofty goal but with 2 months left hopefully you can do it!!

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    Anne
    November 10, 2020 at 9:00 am

    Ah, I love banter – especially right now when I just feel like I need an escape from the madness. Definitely adding Today, Tonight, Tomorrow and You Have a Match to my list. I thought Tweet Cute was SO CUTE.

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      Rachel Kamery
      November 10, 2020 at 9:01 am

      Yes! Great banter is always at the top of my list for a good rom com.

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    SMD
    November 10, 2020 at 10:19 am

    I love the cover of Mexican Gothic but everything I’ve heard about it tells me it’s a book that probably won’t hit with me.

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    Heather
    November 10, 2020 at 11:34 am

    I have the Emma Lord ARC too so I’ll get to it sometime soonish. I liked Today, Tonight and Tomorrow as well! If you liked Chloe Brown, the second one is also super good πŸ™‚

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    Megan @ The Hungry Bookworm
    November 10, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    I just recently came across The Cookbook Club and can’t wait to read it! Glad you liked it πŸ™‚

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    Jana @ Jana Says
    November 10, 2020 at 2:28 pm

    Today, Tonight, Tomorrow sounds like one I need to keep on my radar

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    Joanne
    November 10, 2020 at 5:40 pm

    I just love books that weave in cooking and recipes (even if they do make me hungry!). Today, Tonight, Tomorrow sounds so cute too.

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    Kimberly
    November 11, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    The Cookbook Club and Get a Life, Chloe Brown sound like just what I need to get me out of my reading slump. Thank you!

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    Julie
    November 11, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    The cookbook club looks good – I’ll have to check it out!

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    Kristin
    November 11, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    I also love the cover of Mexican Gothic, but as soon as I read the description, I knew I might really dislike it. I have it from the library, instead of getting it from BOTM.

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    ShootingStarsMag
    November 12, 2020 at 9:20 am

    I have Mexican Gothic to read – we’ll see; I’ve heard mixed things. LOL

    I do want to read Get a Life!

    -Lauren

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    bookwormjillk
    November 13, 2020 at 5:33 am

    I really want to read Get A Life. I want to read Mexican Gothic too but am not sure I have the energy for it right now!

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    Becki
    November 13, 2020 at 8:55 am

    I read another book recently that dealt with a DNA test – One Perfect Summer. I usually like creepy, weird books, so I’m hoping I’ll like Mexican Gothic if I ever get to it. There have been a few books that everyone else loved and I was like, “What? Did we read the same book??” LOL Thanks for sharing and enjoy your month πŸ™‚

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      Rachel Kamery
      November 13, 2020 at 10:43 am

      It’s funny how different people can have completely opposite opinions! I’ll need to check out One Perfect Summer!

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    'Becca @ The Earthling's Handbook
    November 13, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    Get a Life, Chloe Brown sounds good! I’m not a fan of romance in general, but I like it when the characters are interesting enough–like Outlander!

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    Morgan
    November 14, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    I’m in the middle of reading Get a Life, Chloe Brown now. She’s a funny and enjoyable character!

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    Carly
    November 19, 2020 at 12:37 pm

    I always love your reviews (sorry if I say this every time)! I haven’t read much YA this year, but Today, Tonight, Tomorrow sounds really cute. You Have a Match also sounds really good- I haven’t read Tweet Cute.

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